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Catherine McCullough
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Catherine McCullough is Executive Director of the Intelligent Car Coalition, a group that leads discussion and advocacy on connected car policy in Washington, DC. The Coalition, which represents auto, tech, and telecom stakeholders, works to bring the benefits of innovations at the intersection of automotive and communications technologies to consumers.

Ms. McCullough was raised in Washington and has worked in politics and policy for over 25 years. She speaks regularly on issues such as connected car data use, privacy, autonomous vehicles, distracted driving, the government's role in technological innovation, connected car safety technologies, and more.

Ms. McCullough is a contributor to The Huffington Post, serves on panels for conferences such as SXSW Interactive and SuperMobility Week, has appeared on shows such as The Communicators, has published op-eds in beltway publications, and is regularly interviewed by media outlets that cover connected car issues. She is an attorney and also holds degrees in Journalism and Political Science, and tweets @honestlobbyist.

Prior to her work with the Coalition, Ms. McCullough worked as a government affairs consultant, and before that she served as a Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation where she worked on subcommittees that oversaw many Internet, privacy, auto safety, insurance, and consumer product liability issues.

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Top 5 Takeaways for the Connected Car

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 8:56 AM

It's happened -- the connected car has been discovered. At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month journalists, policymakers, and industry members alike buzzed over the advanced automotive technologies that connect drivers to the road by more than just their hands to the steering wheel.

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Connected Cars: Crowdsourcing Solutions to Climate Change

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 2:37 PM

I'm sometimes asked "what do you mean when you talk about 'connected car' technologies?"

I think of connected car tech as the group of exciting new technologies used to connect you to the road by more than just your hands to the steering wheel.

There many different technologies in this...

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Connected Cars in the Mainstream

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 6:59 PM

When it comes to connected cars in the U.S. -- a new wave of combined auto and communications technologies that are revolutionizing the way we drive -- I'm asked the same question over again: when will connected cars become "mainstream?"

Judging by a look at the news, the answer is...

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A New Era for Government and Tech?

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 11:33 AM

Another day, another technological breakthrough.

News reports are filled with stories on technologies that improve peoples' lives. We hear about telemedicine delivery systems that allow rural patients' access to urban specialists, "virtual wallets" that allow us to pay for groceries with our cell phones, and "wearable" sensors...

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Trend Watch: Meet the Intelligent Car

(8) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 2:45 PM

In the tech community we talk a lot about convergence -- when technologies break down the barriers between industries. For instance, the merging of video with Internet connectivity now allows us to watch television shows wherever and whenever we want.

Lately, another convergence between two industries has been taking...

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